A Greater Miracle of Perception: The Berlin Iteration is the first in the series of public events developed by the Miracle Workers Collective for the Finnish Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
The event is organised in collaboration with Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, The Finnish Institute in Germany and Frame Contemporary Art Finland, with the kind support of Museum Europäischer Kulturen – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Goethe-Institut Finnland.
A Greater Miracle of Perception: The Berlin Iteration
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Max Liebermann Haus
Pariser Platz 7, Berlin, Germany
Please RSVP by 27 March to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Miracle Workers Collective
The Miracle Workers Collective (MWC) is formed and informed by a transdisciplinary and transnational community of artists, filmmakers, writers, intellectuals, performers, and activists sharing and developing an ecology of practices including writer Maryan Abdulkarim; scriptwriter and director Khadar Ahmed; writer and filmmaker Hassan Blasim; choreographer and artistic director Sonya Lindfors; artist Outi Pieski; artist Leena Pukki; artist Martta Tuomaala; artist and curator Lorenzo Sandoval; cinematographer Christopher L. Thomasand filmmaker and storyteller Suvi West, as well as curators Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Christopher Wessels and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.
The MWC’s proposition underlines a critical engagement with collectivity and practices that articulate the notion of the miracle as a poetic vehicle from which to expand what can be perceived, experienced, done, and imagined. Drawing upon nigerian playwright and poet Esiaba Irobi’s reflections of the miracle as “a trope of spiritual and political resistance” and as “an act of community”, the collective’s approach connotes a disciplinary disobedience that emphasises the constant questioning of perception as a political act.
The exhibition A Greater Miracle of Perception at the Finnish Alvar Aalto Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (11 May – 24 November 2019) is commissioned and produced by Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
Image: Shoot Hayley / Frame Finland